NEW FORMAT: Please notice that we are trying a new format to make the newsletter easier to read. Links to all programs are included to give you more information if you are interested in a program/activity.
The current Activity Guide is always available at
The Fall guide
covers activities for August 1 through November.
Click Here for the Fall 2019 Guide
The Winter/Spring Guide will be mailed out and program registrations will start Monday, December 2nd at 6:00 am.
River Bottom Drive is now CLOSED until Spring 2020. To access McNeil and Ute Fields and Baldridge park you must enter Apollo Rd of of Rio Grande. It is now a 2 way entrance due to the construction and widening of River Bottom Dr.
The Renovation of Holly Park is Fully Funded.
The project is scheduled for completion in mid 2020 Preliminary work that can be done by MRD staff is already underway. We will keep you updated on the progress.
The Connect Trail Project Construction is nearing completion!
Anticipated completion is early November.
In partnership with the City of Montrose, and numerous other entities, this exciting project will add 2.25 miles of 10' concrete trail with a 2' soft surface shoulder and two underpasses under our two busiest roads, Highways 550 and 90.
for a video fly around showing the near complete northern section that'll be open at the end of the summer. You'll feel like Luke Skywalker attacking the Death Star. Thanks to local contractor Western Gravel, progress on the project has been significant. The southern section that connects to the CRC will be completed soon!
The October 26th Connect Trail Grand Opening Celebration has been POSTPONED to a date in the Spring of 2020.
'Play It Forward'
The Montrose Recreation District mission is 'To provide, manage and maintain quality recreational facilities,
programs and services, which will enhance the learning, leisure and recreation opportunities that promote a healthy community.' This does not come without hardships for many of the residents of our fine community, so we are having a 2020 campaign to 'Play it Forward'.
This is how it works: In the front lobby of the CRC there is a tree decorated with ornaments that represent MRD programs and passes. Your purchase of an ornament will help out a community member who needs a little bit of assistance to help them keep a healthy mind and body. Please stop by and grab an ornament or two and share your good fortune!
Take the ornament to the front desk and the Customer Service Representatives will be happy to help you 'Play It Forward' you may pay with cash, check or a credit/debt card. The Program Coordinators will be gifting the purchased ornament to those in need in 2020. Our campaign covers all age groups and will be running Oct 1 through Thanksgiving.
"We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give" -
The MRD After School Enrichment Program is in full swing! We are thrilled to announce that Mr. Tyler from Summer Enrichment is running the Program!
This will be an environment that enriches social emotional health, encouraging youth to express their creativity with a balance of academic, recreational, physical, and social activities. This includes homework help, board games, field games, and so much more. We are teaming up with First Student to help provide transportation from your child's school to the Field House. Please check out the link below to see our new flyer. For more information, come down to the Field House and see what this program has to offer. We can't wait to see lots of new and familiar faces! Click here for the flyer.
Thanks for being a patron and supporter!
-The MRD team
Welcome note from our new Executive Director- Mari Steinbach
It is an honor and privilege to be joining the community as the new Executive Director of the Montrose Recreation District! I am so excited to meet you and to work side by side with you, and the Board of Directors, staff, volunteers, partners, and all to continue to positively impact and grow the contributions this agency has toward making our community so wonderful.
I'll be formally starting work on October 21st and will be thrilled to represent the Board and staff in our many ventures. We hope that you can drop in for a quick 'hello' on Thursday, October 24th for the Meet & Greet from 5:00-7:00 p.m. in the CRC Party Rooms. I am hopeful that you can join in on any of the future coffee connections I will host so that we can hear of your specific ideas and needs and share in our plans for how together, we keep moving forward to best serve our collective interests.
The Board has many items for me and our staff to work on, including: preparing next year's budget, increasing employee growth and development opportunities, increasing the quantity and quality of recreation programming, and sustaining and building stronger and new partnerships throughout the community. And then there is identifying new levels of service - some of which include aligning to national standards in parks and recreation services and building accountabilities, expanding facilities and play spaces, increasing marketing and communication efforts, and so much more! You can look forward to keeping tabs on us through a variety of methods such as intentional outreach and the development of specific strategies and work plans, which we will publish and will seek your engagement.
In the meantime, my dog Bandit - a two-year-old Havanese -
and I look forward to seeing you in the parks and on the trails and about town! Having previously spent nine years in Grand Junction as Recreation Superintendent, we are thrilled to be returning to the West Slope after my several years away as I served in agencies in Alaska, Arizona, Vermont, Minnesota, and South Carolina. We will accomplish great work, together, and I am eager to get started...we will see you soon!
Mari Steinbach, MPA, CPRP Executive Director
Fitness classes at the Field House during our Annual Cleaning of the CRC
Some of the work done to maintain our wonderful facility during shutdown
Youth Soccer and Lacrosse are having a blast
Demo work being done to prepare for a NEW Holly Park
The NEW After School Program at the Field House with Mr. Tyler
Hillbilly kick ball is a family affair
SUP YOGA and CARDIOWAVE:
for more information
American Red Cross 1st Aid/CPR/AED for the Lay Responder:
for more information
NEW CLASSES ADDED
3RD GRADE FREE LESSONS - 4101025
Thanks to a grant from the Montrose Community Foundation, we are able to offer free swim lessons for District third graders this year. Please contact Liz or Melissa at 249-7705 for more information.
- Days: Wednesdays 3-3:45 p.m
- Sept. 18 - Oct. 16 Olathe and Pomona
- Oct 23 - Nov 20 Northside and Colorado West Christian School.
for more information
for information regarding: Women's Self Defense, Silver Sneakers EnerChi or The new Hip-Hop Dance Fitness Class
Scholarship Information in English and Spanish
Informacion de becas
1st/2nd grade Basketball Clinic: Click here for more information
Registration deadline is November 4.
Youth Indoor Soccer 4-5th grade boys/girls, 6-8th grade girls: Click here for more information
3rd - 4th Grade Basketball: Click here for more information
Registration deadline is October 21
Adult Sports Programs
Registration Deadline is October 29
Registration deadline is October 28th
Learn to play Pickleball - Instructor Doug Rood will teach you the rules of the game, strategy, paddle technique and court position. Improve your serve, ground strokes, backhand, overhead, dinks, lobs and drop shots through drills and playing games. All equipment is provided.
- Dates: Every Wednesday 8:00 - 9:30 am
- Fee: $20 per person
- Location: CRC Gym or Outdoor courts
- Call Doug at 305-304-3656 to schedule
Mica Mine- Bangs Canyon -
Thursday October 10 and 11th (trip repeats)
Gunnison Bluffs - Whitewater -
Thursday, November 7th
North Fork Creative Coalition Member's Tour- Paonia Aeolian Acres, Blacklight Studios and Sanborn Studio -
Thursday, November 14th
Local Arts Scene Tour (Telluride/Ridgway) -
Tuesday, October 15th
Palisade Insectary and Colorado Bureau of Investigations with lunch in Grand Junction
Thursday, October 17th
Overnight Trip to Towaoc- Ute Mountain Casino and/or Canyon of the Ancients Tour
Tuesday, October 23-23rd
4 Wheel Drive Tours:
Closed for the Winter, we will see you next Spring.
50+ WELLNESS, ACTIVITIES and GAMES
Montrose County Public Announcements
FREE FLU SHOTS - Oct 23, 3-7 pm at the Montrose County Event Center
Personal Training and Substitute Group Fitness Instructors
MRD is seeking personal trainers and group fitness instructors. Successful applicants will have a passion for helping clients achieve their goals. Responsibilities include conducting orientation and consultations with potential clients to determine client goals, health concerns and exercise preferences, developing and implementing an exercise plan for clients and help provide new member orientations to educate members how to property adjust and operate equipment. Must have personal trainer certification from a nationally accredited (NCCA or DETC) organization and First Aid/CPR/AED Certifications. For more information contact Cindy Marino at Cindy@montroserec.com or John Wagner at John@montroserec.com.
Customer Service Representative
This part time position provides critical customer service to MRD patrons. Duties include, but are not limited to: completing program registration, computer and phone skills, and general multitasking. This is a part-time position and hours will vary with some weekends and holidays. With the right person, this position includes the possibility of a steady 25-35 hours per week. Bilingual ability is a plus. Please submit full application packet to
email@example.com. Please email Tracie a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD Community Rec. Center, 16350 Woodgate Road.
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of the climbing wall as well as basic wall and game room cleaning and maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Please submit full application packet to ken
. Please email Ken a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to
Youth Soccer, Basketball and Volleyball Officials
This is a part-time seasonal position that provides a critical competent of running our youth sports programs. Our officials receive free training and uniforms. Officials will referee games (4-14 years old). Pay is based on the level of each game officiated. Opportunities to officiate other sports throughout the year are also available to officials interested in officiating other sports. Please email Justin, Youth Sports Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested. Must be 14 years or older to apply.
This position is responsible for supporting the general operation of the new Montrose Community Recreation Center, specifically in our custodial department. Attendant will be responsible for overall cleanliness of facility. Shifts are available in the evenings, weekends and in the summer. For questions, contact Miguel at 249.7705 or email@example.com. Please submit a completed application (found at montroserec.com), a resume and a cover letter attention Miguel. This can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or dropped off at the Montrose Community Recreation Center, 16350 Woodgate Rd., behind Wal-Mart. Must be 18 years old with a high school diploma.
Responsibilities include the safe supervision of all pool and deck area, as well as basic pool maintenance. Consistent rule enforcement along with excellent customer service skills required. Candidates must have current American Red Cross Lifeguarding, CPR and First Aid Certifications. Please submit full application packet to
. Please email Liz a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.
Water Safety Instructors
This position is responsible for planning and implementing swim lessons according the American Red Cross standards. Instructors will be asked to provide both public and private swim lesson classes. Bilingual ability is strongly desired. Candidates must have a current American Red Cross Water Safety Instructors certification. Classes for this certification are held on an ongoing basis. Please submit full application packet to email@example.com. Please email Melissa a letter of interest, resume and completed application to the individual listed for more information. Applications may also be turned in at the MRD CRC, 16350 Woodgate Road. The application is found by going to www.montroserec.com.